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White House to Unveil Budget Proposal, Infrastructure Package on Monday
Feb 09, 2018 05:09 PM (ET)
Congress Passes CR to End Short Overnight Government Shutdown
Feb 09, 2018 11:12 AM (ET)
Page Field Names New GA Director
Feb 09, 2018 11:02 AM (ET)
Brazilian Carrier to Serve Miami International
Feb 09, 2018 11:02 AM (ET)
Digicast Offers Confined Space Rescue Team Training
Feb 09, 2018 10:22 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Feb 09, 2018 10:21 AM (ET)

WestJet Faces Swoop Hiccup as Pilot Union Files Complaint
FlightGlobal.com (U.K.) - Feb 09, 2018 06:01 PM (ET)
The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) says WestJet's management has improperly negotiated terms related to how it will staff the cockpits of aircraft operated by WestJet's new ultra-low-cost subsidiary Swoop.

Airlines Want Bigger Planes for Short-Haul Routes
Skift - Feb 09, 2018 05:45 PM (ET)
If you want to start a bitter debate among people in the aviation industry, don’t ask them about Brexit, or Donald Trump, or Aziz Ansari’s sex life. To really watch the sparks fly, talk aircraft sizes.

TSA Two Weeks In Review Jan 22nd - Feb 4th
TSA - Feb 09, 2018 05:32 PM (ET)
TSA discovered 150 firearms over the last two weeks in carry-on bags around the nation. Of the 150 firearms discovered, 130 were loaded and 47 had a round chambered.

New Airplanes to Look Forward to in 2018
Flying Magazine - Feb 09, 2018 05:31 PM (ET)
The market for new Part 23 and Part 25 general aviation airplanes has yet to see a return to the brisk sales levels recorded before the 2008 financial crisis, but slow deliveries can be blamed at least in part on the encouraging fact that many buyers say they are merely waiting for certification of new aircraft models that offer improved performance and features.

Guest Column: Don't Privatize Air Traffic Control
The Bulletin (Bend, Ore.) - Feb 09, 2018 05:31 PM (ET)
It’s hard to fathom the Washington, D.C., interest in privately contracting the nation’s air traffic control system, operated publicly by the Federal Aviation Administration. Any pilot who flies internationally understands that the system is the envy of the world. It works incredibly well as it is; please don’t fix it.

Aira, Wearable Technology, Lets the Blind 'See' at Houston Airports
Houston Chroncile - Feb 09, 2018 05:30 PM (ET)
Donna Grahmann is blind, and when she gets to the airport, she's never alone. She has her trusty guide dog, Cruiser, but she also needs a human to help her navigate the chaos.

Appleton Airport Sees 4.6 Percent Increase in Passengers from 2016 to 2017
Post Crescent (Appleton, Wis.) - Feb 09, 2018 05:24 PM (ET)
The number of passengers at the Appleton International Airport increased by nearly 5 percent from 2016 to 2017, officials announced.

Weather Cancels Flights at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Airport
MLive.com (Mich.) - Feb 09, 2018 01:48 PM (ET)
Several flights to and from the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport have been canceled Friday, Feb. 9 because of the weather.

Little Rock Airport to Begin Non-Stop Flights to Texas Capital
Arkansas Online (Little Rock, Ark.) - Feb 09, 2018 01:47 PM (ET)
A Florida-based low-cost airline will inaugurate daily non-stop flights between Little Rock and Austin, Texas, beginning April 29.

Wright: Cleburne Airport One of City's Best Assets
Cleburne (Texas) Times-Review - Feb 09, 2018 01:47 PM (ET)
The Cleburne Regional Airport is one of Cleburne’s best assets, CRA Manager Sharlette Wright said, and one sure to play an even larger role in Cleburne’s future.

Turkish Airlines Second in Europe in Daily Flights
Daily Sabah (Turkey) - Feb 09, 2018 11:28 AM (ET)
Turkey became the second biggest contributor to European local traffic growth as it added 134 daily flights in December 2017, according to the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol).

San Antonio Airport Adds Non-Stop Service to Raleigh-Durham
Texas Public Radio (San Antonio) - Feb 09, 2018 11:26 AM (ET)
The San Antonio International Airport is launching new non-stop flight service to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. It's the latest in a series of new routes established over the last two years.

Airport Security Under Scrutiny
Antigua Observer (Antigua and Barbuda) - Feb 09, 2018 11:23 AM (ET)
Questions are being asked about the security at Gate 10 and where private entities operate Fixed Based Operations (FBO) at the V.C. Bird International Airport following the bust of pilot Colin Murraine, on a chartered plane, with over 100 pounds of cocaine.

Branson Airport to Offer Nonstop Flights to Denver Through Budget Carrier
Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader - Feb 09, 2018 11:22 AM (ET)
The Branson Airport announced Thursday it will offer nonstop flights to Denver starting in June.

TSA Store in Austin Sells Leftover Airport Goods
KHOU (Houston) - Feb 09, 2018 10:39 AM (ET)
Inside a 50,000 square-foot warehouse on Austin’s east side, there are bargains waiting.

Airport Contract Workers Call Off Logan Strike
Boston Globe - Feb 09, 2018 10:38 AM (ET)
Contract workers at Logan Airport abruptly called off their strike Thursday after two days, but picked up support from local officials who vowed to assist their efforts to unionize.

Airlines, Flight Schools Try to Lure Pilots with Cheaper - or Free - Training
Reuters - Feb 09, 2018 10:38 AM (ET)
In 2014, Danny Perna found himself caught up in the global shortage of pilots that has vexed airlines from China to the United States.

Aegean Airlines Closes in on Fleet Renewal
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2018 10:30 AM (ET)
Greek carrier Aegean Airlines is just three to four weeks away from a narrowbody renewal decision, as it prepares to grow to a 75-aircraft fleet by 2023.

ASL Aviation Holdings to Close Spanish Airline
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2018 10:29 AM (ET)
Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings will end operations at its Madrid-based operation, ASL Airlines Spain.

La Compagnie Moves to Paris Orly
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
French all-business class airline La Compagnie will move its base from Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) to the capital’s second airport, Orly.

Jazz Aviation Airport Services Group Ratifies 5-Year Labor Contract
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2018 10:28 AM (ET)
Canadian regional carrier Jazz Aviation’s airport services group ratified a new five-year labor contract Feb. 6.

Singapore Airlines to Use First 787-10 on Osaka Route
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2018 10:27 AM (ET)
Singapore Airlines (SIA) plans to deploy its first Boeing 787-10 on the Singapore-Osaka, Japan, route in May, with subsequent deliveries to be used elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region.

Air China Seeks Approval for Houston-Panama Route
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2018 10:27 AM (ET)
Air China will apply to US Department of Transportation for a Beijing-Houston-Panama route on March 29, in an effort to explore the Latin American market.

Russia's Pobeda Boosts Network as Fleet Expands
Air Transport World - Feb 09, 2018 10:26 AM (ET)
Aeroflot LCC Pobeda Airlines plans to increase the number of destinations from its Moscow Vnukovo International base to 44, up 41.9%, for the IATA 2018 summer season.

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